Sam Dale Lake Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
LOCATION: 1 ½ miles west of Johnsonville and ½ mile north of Ext. 161 in northwest Wayne County.
DESCRIPTION: The area encompasses 1,302 acres of which 800 acres are huntable. The 1,302 acre area is composed of 330 acres of cropland and food plots, 47 acres of grasslands, 630 acres of woodlands, and 204 acres of wetlands and a lake. The diversity and distribution of habitat types provides for an excellent area for wildlife.
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES: Dove, Deer, Squirrel, Turkey, Quail, Rabbit, Waterfowl and Furbearer
The area provides excellent deer (bowhunting only) and turkey (spring - gun & fall - bow) hunting. Managed sunflower fields provide good opportunity each year to hunt doves. Upland hunters are encouraged to use dogs due to the heavy cover. Squirrel hunting can be excellent due to the large tracts of mature oak and hickory timber.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE: Camping (electricity, water, and dump station); Picnic Areas; Fishing and Boating; Hiking Trails; Equestrian Trails and Restaurant.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Site Superintendent, Sam Dale Lake, R.R. # 1, Box 101 , Johnsonville, IL 62850, Phone 618/835-2292 or District Wildlife Biologist, 6924 Omega Road, Kinmundy,IL 62854 : Phone:, 618/283-3070
Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.